12/04/12 4:56 PM ET
Giants taking part in auction to aid cancer research
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
Giants-related items up for grabs feature the greatest of the past and present.A Hall of Fame package includes autographed baseballs from Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Gaylord Perry, a cap signed by Orlando Cepeda and a jersey autographed by Juan Marichal. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity. The Giants also are giving away a one-hour breakfast appointment for the top bidder and a guest in San Francisco with right fielder Hunter Pence, a noted breakfast connoisseur. Pence also will give his breakfast partners one autographed item apiece and will pose with them for a photograph. The Giants' ticket office was rocked in November 2011, when Patrick Landers, who worked in group ticket sales, died of cancer. That heightened the employees' already high levels of awareness and sensitivity toward Sprinkles, who has worked for the Giants for more than 25 years. Whenever the ticket department is forced to work overtime -- which has been often as the Giants have won two of the last three World Series -- or a co-worker plans a social function, Sprinkles is inevitably around.
"She doesn't want to miss a thing," Stanley said.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.